3D Printed Desktop Speaker
(Behance) New Zealand designer Simon Ellison has utilized multi-material 3D printing methods to bring a new manufacturing technique into the realm of speakers. The additive combination-material print process results as a solid construction, allowing for complex and structurally intricate details. Working together with an audio engineer, the speaker is conceived to push the boundaries of traditional hi-fi sound design, exploring the ratios of digital material production. Click here to view what are beautiful images of the speaker in-assembly and completed.
Taking just over nine hours to print and three hours to clean, the driver assembly was put together with the coil and magnet of a traditional driver, and wired to allow capabilities for a mono speaker. The complete component construction fits within a glass housing, fully equipped with an RCA terminal.
Shane Taylor of 3D Printing Industry has a lengthy interview with Simon Ellison as well.